Saturday, 27th January - Sunday, 11th February 2024

Open for three weekends only from 11.00 am to 6.00 pm

White Box Gallery

5 Hare and Billet Road


London SE3 0RB

When considering the impact of formative influences, we realised that for each of us, our early years were not spent in the UK; Mia was in India and Diana in Egypt. We both went on to train as fine artists and art psychotherapists. We became friends as tutors on the Goldsmiths MA Art Psychotherapy training. During that period we collaborated on the staff group exhibition - someunconsciousthings - held at the Freud Museum in 2015. The idea of the unconscious is an important aspect in the process of our art-making and in the way in which the viewer may perceive the paintings.

In presenting our work together in the intimacy of this gallery, we hope to enable a conversation between our themes and approaches. While our imagery has different sources - Mia is initially inspired by a sense of being in landscape and Diana’s work begins with a spontaneous reaching for something fundamental within - we feel that the images share a visual quality and language. For both of us the use of colour is central to the paintings - with Diana’s use of lush gouache and Mia’s layered use of textured acrylic paint. We each see our individual pieces as akin to icons, in the sense of their being objects to invite contemplation.

History of Exhibitions

2022 Participated in Southwark Park Galleries Open, in Southwark Park, London.

2015 Participation in a collaborative work ‘someunconsciousthings’ 

With tutors on the Goldsmiths’ MA Art Psychotherapy, at the ‘Festival of the Unconscious – Freud Museum,  London.

2013 Participation in exhibition ‘collected unconscious’

With tutors on the Goldsmiths MA Art Psychotherapy on the occasion of the International Art Therapy Conference, at Goldsmiths University, London.

2011: Participation in exhibition ‘a group unconscious’ 

With tutors on the Goldsmiths MA Art Psychotherapy on the occasion of 15th Symposium in Group Analysis, at Goldsmiths University, London.

1998 Solo exhibition, ‘Reflections’ at Tavistock Clinic, London.

1990 Joint exhibition ’Blood Power’

With Heather Lavis, at Rhyl Art Centre.

1979  Participated and awarded First Prize, ‘Ceredigion Open’ at Aberystwyth Art Centre.